Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Winter's Eve in Maine

I love the look of trees silhouetted again the twilight sky.
As the winter solstice draws near - December 22nd 2011 UTC (Universal Time)
The crest of Blueberry Hill

The path up Blueberry Hill
Great looking berries!!

 As the ground freezes harder and harder here in Maine it raises up around the stones to leave hollows like this around them - the moisture in the ground is expanding and freezing - I never saw this before I moved to Maine.
This also happens - ice crystals grow UP out of the ground as the stones go down, they are called needle ice - you can see the little caps of soil on the tops of the ice needles.
Happy winter - brrrrrr!

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